Category: Pedestrian Accidents
According to the Department of Transportation, hybrid and electric cars are so quiet that pedestrians and bicyclists don't know they are there.
"A pedestrian versus an automobile is a devastating mix. Pedestrians do not stand a chance when drivers of cars do not watch out for them and strike them."
Distracted walking study reported December 10, 2012, 29.8% of walkers involved in accidents were using electronic devices when navigating intersections.
No matter where you walk, watch out! A potential accident may be just a moment away. In this technological age you, or a driver, may easily become distracted. Whether you’re in a gated community, at a store or anywhere, the potential of you, the pedestrian, being injured in a vehicle accident has increased.